Corey Conners leads by a shot at Valspar Championship
Corey Conners leads by a shot over Tiger Woods to take the 54-hole lead on Day 3 at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course. Conners has been in the lead for all three-rounds and is showing no restraint to the fact that he is being chased by the man who is hungry for the win since 2013 and the whole world wants the same.
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Conners posted a brave 68 consisting six birdies and three bogeys marked on his card, and what makes all this amazing is, it’s his just 17th start on the PGA TOUR as a pro, saved par on par-3 17th, and again saved a par on the par-4 18th to take a shot lead over Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, and Tiger Woods.
He was at 9-under-204 and is scheduled to play with Justin Rose, who posted 5-under-66 with an exciting eagle on par-5 11th, aided with four birdies and a bogey.
Despite all this Conners knows what to do on Sunday.
“I kind of knew what was going on without even having to see it,” Conners said. “But it will be cool. It’s fun seeing him out there today, and I’m sure he’ll be battling hard tomorrow. But hopefully, I can play my game and have a good day.”
Tiger Woods stats
Tiger Woods stats from Saturday showed the glimpse of vintage Tiger with club head speed recorded at 129.2 MPH and to say its the fastest swing recorded on TOUR this season will not be enough. Tiger once again was in the share of the lead on Saturday with a chip-in birdie on 9th hole which he extended with another birdie on the 10th hole.
Not long ago Woods missed his cut at the Genesis Open, an event he was the host for, and everyone started speculating he is not fit enough but a week later he was cruising at the Honda Classic with a T-12th finish with a total score of level-par 280.
This is the 70th time when Woods is within 1 shot of the lead after 54-holes and he has won 62 of his previous 69 times with a win percentage of 89.9% odds are stacked in his favor.
Woods posted a round of 4-under-67, taking his total to 8-under-205, his best ever on his recent comebacks and is looking to capitalize it for his 80th win on the TOUR.
Sam Burns and Patrick Reed are tied for the 5th position two shot back at 6-under-207 from Woods group.